Asylum Seeker Encourages Pro Bono Attorneys, “We Can Do It.”

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Mrs. A and her husband with Professor Steve Meili and other members of the U of M legal team in November 2019 “We are not afraid anymore.” states Mrs. A, a client at The Advocates for Human Rights, who along with her husband and two children, recently received an asylum grant after four long years … Continue reading Asylum Seeker Encourages Pro Bono Attorneys, “We Can Do It.”

Sarah Musgrave: Honoring our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners

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Sarah Musgrave, Volunteer Award Recipient, honored at The Advocates' Human Rights Awards Dinner 2020 Sarah Musgrave is one of the five recipients of The Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Awards. She is an active member in the Minneapolis community and committed to her volunteer work. Musgrave helps set the welcoming and supportive tone for The … Continue reading Sarah Musgrave: Honoring our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners

Amano Dube: Honoring Our 2020 Volunteer Award Recipients

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Amano Dube, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient Amano Dube, a leader in the Minneapolis community, is one of five recipients receiving The Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Award. Dube is the Director of Public Sector Programs at Pillsbury United Communities’ Brian Coyle Center, a social service center that supports the local immigrant … Continue reading Amano Dube: Honoring Our 2020 Volunteer Award Recipients

Kathy Lenzmeier: Honoring the First Recipient of the Marlene Kayser Volunteer Award

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Kathy Lenzmeier, The Advocates' Marlene Kayser Volunteer Award Recipient Kathy Lenzmeier, a longtime volunteer and former board member of The Advocates for Human Rights, is the first recipient of the Marlene Kayser Volunteer Award. The award was created as a legacy to Marlene and honors individuals who represent the gold standard of excellence in volunteerism, … Continue reading Kathy Lenzmeier: Honoring the First Recipient of the Marlene Kayser Volunteer Award

Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

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Joan Kuriansky, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient The work done by The Advocates for Human Rights is fueled by its team of talented volunteers. One of these volunteers is Joan Kuriansky, a Washington D.C.­–based lawyer, with a strong commitment to women’s rights work, domestic violence issues, and human rights advocacy. Kuriansky began … Continue reading Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day

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Sarah Brenes with her mother, a nurse, on "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" This is my first Mother’s Day without my mama. I am reminded of her every day, as I follow the news about healthcare professionals on the frontline of caring for the sick and neighbors making masks. My mom was a nurse and … Continue reading This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day